RMS Duke of Lancaster (1928)
|Name:||RMS Duke of Lancaster|
|Port of registry:||Lancaster, United Kingdom|
|Route:||1928-1956: Heysham - Belfast|
|Builder:||William Denny and Brothers, Dumbarton|
|Launched:||22 November 1927|
|Maiden voyage:||30 April 1928|
|Type:||Turbine steam ship|
|Length:||360 ft (110 m)|
|Beam:||53 ft (16 m)|
|Draught:||19.5 ft (5.9 m)|
In May 1929 she sustained slight damage after a collision with her sister ship Duke of Rothesay.
On 27 November 1931 she caught fire in Heysham Harbour, Lancashire, England, and burned for 24 hours. She capsized on 28 November. She was raised in January 1932, repaired at William Denny and Brothers, and returned to service.
In August 1932 she went aground on Copeland Island in a fog, but was refloated successfully.
In September 1934 she collided with a trawler in Morecambe Bay.
On 13 January 1940 she collided with and sank the coaster Fire King belonging to Messrs. Gilchrist.
In 1956, along with her sister ships she was replaced by TSS Duke of Lancaster.